Getting the http:// back in Firefox 7
September 27, 2011 2 Comments
I updated to Firefox 7 today, and noticed that my old friend, the http:// at the beginning of all URLs, was gone from the URL bar. Looking through the release notes, they mentioned this, but not how to get it back. I started poking around in about:config, and found my answer. Instructions follow.
- Open a new tab
- Enter “about:config” in the URL bar.
- Type “trimurls” into the “Filter:” bar.
- Double-click “browser.urlbar.trimurls”
It’s that easy. I don’t mind the graying of the URL added in Firefox 6 so much, but removing an important part of it from view is simply unacceptable.